HELLO ALL VOLUNTEERS!! Thank you SO much for your interest in volunteering on Christmas Eve and Christmas day! We literally could not do this without each and every single one of you. We reached capacity in record time this year! There is ONE spot left for Christmas Eve morning prep. If the times you are interested in volunteering have already reached capacity, please sign up for the waitlist. We often ask people to come in who have signed up on the waitlist when we get cancellations.
We have received a lot of calls and emails about coming in even if the event is already full. Thanks you SO much for your interest and enthusiasm to help, but unfortunately the kitchen cannot handle an unlimited number of volunteers all at one time; our capacity is limited by space and safety. Please sign up on the waitlist. Even better, check back next month for lots more volunteer opportunities!! Thanks again and HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM JUST CALL US VOLUNTEERS!
Giving thanks and a great meal was the order of the day for Thanksgiving prep and service to 3 shelters (Neil Good Day Shelter, Veterans Village, and San Diego City Shelter). Thanks to all of our WONDERFUL volunteers who make this happen. A special thanks goes to our chef du jour, Ryan Studebaker!
And check us out on page 7 of the San Diego Downtown News!
WOW what a success that was! We are again so honored to be asked to serve the final meal of this epic weekend. Fish tacos were again the big favorite. Thank you to all of our volunteers and our special guest grillers, Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore and Andrew Spurgin, Chef Architect.
Our “Taste of Asia” fundraiser was a huge success and a great time was had by all. Thanks to Henry Lewis of SanDiegoVille.com for coming out to cover the event – check out his coverage of the event!
Just Call Us Volunteers (JCUV)will host its 2nd annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 20 from 6-10 pm at the San Diego Public Market.
The fundraiser, which will have an Asian Market theme, will feature more than 20 of the San Diego-area’s most popular chefs who will prepare Asian-inspired signature dishes. The night will also feature a silent auction and entertainment, to include a martial arts demonstration, Chinese lion dance team, sumo wrestling and a chance to meet six-time U.S. sumo wrestling champion Dan Kalbfleisch.
Featured chefs and restaurants at the event include: Miguel Valdez from Red Door & Wellington; Craig Jimenez from Roseville Cozinha; Michael Arquines from The Lab Dining Sessions; Hanis Cavin from Carnitas Snack Shack; Robin Ross from Cupcakes Squared; Eric Manuel from Firefly Restaurant & Bar; Alex Carballo from Stone Brewing & World Bistro; Jenny Williams from Jenny Wenny Cakes; Antonio Friscia from Gaijin Noodle & Sake House; Flor Franco from Indulge Catering; Kevin Templeton from Barley Mash; Tommy Gomes & Man with a Pan Ken Gardon; Marcus Twilegar from Tender Greens; Jeff Roberto from Sushi on a Roll; Chad White from Plancha Baja Med; Margureite Grifka; Javier Placencia from Caesar’s, Villa Saverios, Casa Plascencia and Erizo; Christopher Logan from Creative Flavors Catering; Pastry Chef Jennifer Costa from A.R. Valentien; Alchemy and Blind Tiger; and the Snake Oil Cocktail Company.